|Mr. George Becker has been a Clinical and School Social Worker for nearly forty years. He has provided individual, marital, family, and group psychotherapy in a variety of settings, including mental health clinics, family service agencies, public schools, and, more recently, private practice.Mr. Becker had the good fortune nineteen years ago to accept a position within the Chicago Public Schools serving the Latino community. This position began a life-changing journey. He began to learn Spanish in order to communicate with the families he served and is now Spanish bilingual. In addition to the clients he has always served, Mr. Becker now works with a significant number of clients who were raised in other parts of the world.
Mr. Becker discovered that, in addition to the language, he also found it necessary to understand the cultures from which his clients immigrated. He realized that the beliefs, goals, and values that individuals bring with them are often very different and are frequently in conflict with the expectations of the life that they find here. He combines his clinical experience with a deep sensitivity to the issues of acculturation and estrangement that often occurs between immigrant parents and their American-born children.
Mr. Becker began working as an outpatient associate and sub-tenant of Mark D. Parisi, Psy.D. & Associates, P.C. in 2007. He is the principal owner of Family Pathways Counseling which provides highly specialized behavioral healthcare to the Latino community throughout Metro Chicago. More recently, Mr. Becker began working with Home Psych Services, P.C., offering home-based counseling and evaluation to Spanish-speaking clients.
Mr. Becker is a member of the National Association of Social Workers, Latino Social Workers Organization, and past Vice-President of the Illinois Association of School Social Workers. He has attended many courses on Hispanic culture and volunteers with organizations such as the Illinois Coalition on Immigrant and Refugee Rights.